Queen 1978-12-14 Pacific Coliseum Vancouver (AUD 1st generation) FIX
I dl this show from the super-mega-torrent of Best of the Best of pittrek.
btw, the mega torrent was not uploaded by pittrek.
Well, for this show there was some problems, that I detailed below. I tried to fix them.
There is nothing new here, but perhaps for newbies like me, maybe is a good option from where to get this magnificet tape. THANKS to all the good people at Queenzone...a site that I found this year and that have given me a lot of happines.
Live in Vancouver, B.C.
December 14, 1978
1gen Analog ReMaster to digital
Originally recorded by Fred W. from right up front and center
Tape to tape copy and mastering by Audioarchivist U - 101
Lineage: Queen > PA & stage monitor sound > air and audience > Fred's mics
and rig (unsure - Marantz?) > Maxell UD90 tapes > vintage Akai replay deck
(azimuth adjusted, no Dolby) > Sentrek 12 band analog EQ (minor low and high
boost) > Denon DRM500 recording deck (Dolby on for recording) to make my tape
copy > Maxell XL II 90 > played back on same Denon DRM500 (azimuth
re-adjusted, no Dolby) > Sentrek 12 band analog EQ (more lows and highs,
shaping upper bass/lower mids) > SoundBlaster live! 5.1 card (grounded and
tweaked) > Wavelab 4.0(track markers only, no digital processing at all) > FLAC
> WAV > re-editing in Cool Edit Pro > Trader's Little Helper > FLAC
When I originally copied this from Fred's collection for myself on cassette,
I was amazed how clear this recording was and how close Fred sounded to the
stage. I almost always performed EQ surgery on any copies I made to try and
smooth everything out, and this was no exception. This tape, like many
recordings Fred did thru the years, was pretty close to perfect already and
didn't need much work to make it sound like you were actually there, however,
the lowest tones of bass and kick drum were a little thin, and upper
bass/lower vocal range was a little jumpy. Well that's all fixed now. There is
some noise associated with the original tapes (normal bias "low noise" tapes!)
but that should not discourage you at all. My copy sounded more pleasing than
the originals did, and even more refined when played into the computer for
you now. I have chosen to not process the noise out, and leave a little bit
of the shit and corruption in. I think the background noise gives this tape
life and breath, and removing it would kill the atmosphere it brings. You will
get used to it after 5 minutes, and it's not noticeable at all over the music.
I have tracked this for CD in the way it was on the master tapes, leaving all
sides uncut. Side A is disc 1 (38:39), while sides B and C fit on disc 2
(77:27). I have included scans of my color photocopies of Fred's original
master tape covers for you, and a copy of the cover of the 1978 tour book. I
have no real artworx for this NEW MASTERPIECE, so if you make some, please
post them at TTD in the thread for this bootleg, and also please email me
jpegs of your results.
Feel free to make audio CDR's of this for your friends and family, but if any
of them might trade further, please provide them with a copy of the FLAC
files. Don't rip from the audio CDR copies you make, EVER! There is no need
to pee in the trading pool. Backup your FLAC files, you'll need them later! If
you can avoid it, don't EnCrap to MP3 files, either. MP3 sounds like crud
anyway, and this dynamic recording will suffer greatly in lossy formats. If I
find out you spread around an MP3 version of this, I'll come to your house and
do bad things to you and yours... like farting in your fridge! So, just don't
make into lossy files, please! That goes for you, too AAC and OGG!
My comments : The original flac files were very badly edited, for example
Killer Queen & Bicycle Race were in one file, and Brighton Rock was split into
4 different files. I have re-edited it correctly and share it with you here.
Also some songs had wrong titles. They are also changed.
Disc 1 (38:39)
01. We Will Rock You (fast version)
02. Let Me Entertain You
03. Somebody To Love
04. If You Can't Beat Them
05. Death On Two Legs > (medley start)
06. Killer Queen >
07. Bicycle Race >
08. I'm In Love With My Car (medley end)
09. Get Down Make Love
10. You're My Best Friend
Disc 2 (77:27)
01. Now I'm Here
02. Spread Your Wings
03. Dreamer's Ball
04. Love Of My Life
06. It's Late
07. Brighton Rock >
08. Fat Bottomed Girls
09. Keep Yourself Alive
10. Bohemian Rhapsody
11. Tie Your Mother Down
1st encore (tape edit)
12. Sheer Heart Attack
2nd encore (tape edit)
13. We Will Rock You >
14. We Are The Champions
15. God Save The Queen
Hopefully I've gotten all the song titles right. (No, you didn't :-) ) If I've
made mistakes, it's only proof that I'm human. Feel free to post any
corrections or additions... Thanks for listening, hope you enjoy it!
This recording was uploaded at The Traders' Den by Audioarchivist on January 2007.
I asked pittrek of Queenzone if he uploaded it there and he was unsure.
Probably he was, and he did what says in "My comments" about re-edit some tracks.
When I downloaded from Queenzone, it has repeated tracks, wrong order, some tracks had wrong names and the checksums didn't work fine. Maybe this happened when the show was included in a mega torrent.
What was done:
- Fixed the names
- Leave only one track for each song
- Fixed the order of the songs
- Added tags
- ffp, md5 and st5
- fixed artwork
- gathered other alternative artwork
- included the info found at TTD and QZ
Special thanks to Novak who fixed and created the artwork (and to whoever made its first version).
Thanks to Fred W., audioarchivist & pittrek.
folder (you can save all the files to your mediafire account with just one click and dl later) http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=fdb10493f5fbd996d6baebe61b361f7cdb44ef03f22b8f40ce018c8114394287